Here's another set of strummy beachside ballads from the most successful surf bum in history. Like 2008's Sleep Through the Static , To the Sea…
Music Review

To the Sea

Jack Johnson | PEOPLE WATCHING Jack Johnson
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PEOPLE WATCHING Jack Johnson

Here's another set of strummy beachside ballads from the most successful surf bum in history. Like 2008's Sleep Through the Static, To the Sea has some introspective moments. (''Pictures of People Taking Pictures''? Deep, dude.) Mostly, though, Jack Johnson stays in the shallow end. ''Aw, baby, those are such great shoes,'' he sings on ''At or With Me.'' Wait, what does he know about shoes? B

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Originally posted May 26, 2010 Published in issue #1105-1106 Jun 04, 2010 Order article reprints
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